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Date: 07/21/10 02:01 PM

85 Responses to Do This If You`re Trapped In A House On Fire [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 21, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Link: Do This If You`re Trapped In A House On Fire - You may very well die in a flaming house that day, but at least you won`t die from smoke inhalation...
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    Try the bathtub drain.
  3. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Really? Inhale the sewage stench? I suppose it`s better than inhaling the smoke.
  4. Profile photo of canda1985
    canda1985 Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    QI FTW
  5. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    so... you inhale sewer gas instead?
  6. Profile photo of iiiihatejmac
    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm
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    Novem006 Female 18-29
    700 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    I have no words for this.. i don`t know if I would be that desperate even then
  8. Profile photo of heavenly15
    heavenly15 Female 13-17
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    HELL NO!

    What about the water that gets into the tube before the air at the other side?
  9. Profile photo of Rorschach_
    Rorschach_ Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    NO, You do that
  10. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    The good news: You lived!

    The bad news: You`re in the hospital for 2nd and 3rd degree burns and have to endure painful recovery.

    Oh.and you have hepatitis A. Surprise!
  11. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    yeah if you have a hose it your bathroom
  12. Profile photo of xhaseox
    xhaseox Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    yeah would rather just inhale the smoke
  13. Profile photo of hellavon
    hellavon Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    Who would even have a tube like that handy?
  14. Profile photo of Peteruk
    Peteruk Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    Regulations for a bathroom with no windows must have a air vent or extractor fan...I`d pull that out and breathe through that.
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    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    When a fire starts to burn,
    There`s a lesson you must learn,
    Something something then you`ll see,
    You`ll avoid catastrophe!
  16. Profile photo of Ricgus3
    Ricgus3 Male 18-29
    62 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    or u could just break a window and get out? or use the door?
  17. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    What will the police think when they find my corpse drinking from the toilet with a huge straw?
  18. Profile photo of kendrickwall
    kendrickwall Male 18-29
    129 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    Excpet you would be inhaling toxic sewer fumes and die from that. There is a reason for the water and that curve to be there. Sinks have them too. Though you might get really high just before you do.
  19. Profile photo of mathgirl12
    mathgirl12 Female 13-17
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    you put your mouth against the drain of your tub. not your toilet. then you take a deep breath and try and get out.
  20. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    Clever, shows how much I know about toilets. Would I be willing to try this though? Dunno, too much fear of swallowing sh*t juice :O
  21. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    This looks like a patent drawing, meaning that you would just keep this device handy in your bathroom. I would still breathe through the vent or just breathe the smoke, though
  22. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    Yeah I don`t think breathing raw sewer gas is going to be better than inhaling smoke but why would you even do that when you could find something to maybe filter the smoke from the air your inhaling like covering your mouth with a shirt or something only um a little better cause a shirt wouldn`t be quite enough.
  23. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    People suggesting to use the tub or sink instead? You have no understanding of plumbing at all.

    But this does seem like a weird idea, and the number labeling is a bit odd. I would like to see some context.
  24. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    OMG Fire, let me go get the long tube that will allow me to breath through the plumbing that I bought for just this instance!!!!!
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    u_jesse_u Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    That little wiggle in the toilet (25) is to keep the noxious gases in the sewage system out of your bathroom. If you were to do this you would be inhaling mostly carbon dioxide, methane, hydrogen sulfide and other such poo gasses. I think death by smoke inhalation would be quicker and more dignifying.
  26. Profile photo of alexander_xx
    alexander_xx Male 18-29
    339 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    umm stick the pipe out of the window? maybe im being picky here but its prolly safer...
  27. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Maybe going out the window is better?

    I don`t know. Just a thought.
  28. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    oh, that wouldnt taste great at all.
  29. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    holy sh*t I really thought this diagram was taken out its original context and I was determined to find out wtf this thing really was for.

    It is what it says it is
  30. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm
  31. Profile photo of Jarstar
    Jarstar Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    Everyone try this experiment: get a straw and try to breathe through it for two full minutes.

    Feel good?
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    username3415 Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    so the poop just lands on the shelf at number 27?
  33. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    All those many tries till you finally get it right
  34. Profile photo of Rawrandmer
    Rawrandmer Female 13-17
    282 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    O.o that would probably kill you....the water is in the bowl to prevent the harmful fumes from escaping into the room....I learned this in like, 7th grade... and by breathing in those fumes....eeek.
  35. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    Okay, now that I found the patent I actually read the basics of its intended function. The inventor wasn`t as daft as I previously thought. That said, I`m not surprised highrise hotels don`t have these in the rooms.

    @Jarstar There`s a big difference between the diameter of a straw and the snorkel shown. Even with an in-line air filter, it wouldn`t be too difficult.
  36. Profile photo of CoffeeTalk
    CoffeeTalk Male 40-49
    193 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    You could use this to suck up a HUGE mouthful of water to put out the fire! Hey, a new marketing angle! Cha-ching!
  37. Profile photo of crackyhoss
    crackyhoss Male 18-29
    254 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    that is some RANCID air you`re breathing.
  38. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
    305 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Wouldn`t you be breathing a bunch of methane and other sewer gases?
  39. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    ok so now that you have air to breathe, now you just need to wait for the ceiling to collapse or the fire to burn you alive.
  40. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    Gotta say... I`d rather choke on smoke than a backed up floater. :/
  41. Profile photo of Tr4shman
    Tr4shman Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Toombstone :

    He he rests in peace with a floater in his throat
  42. Profile photo of DrunkStepdad
    DrunkStepdad Male 40-49
    206 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    Hell, I do that even when thiers not a fire.
  43. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    That`s gross. I`m going with Loxen and say I`d rather die.
  44. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    The reason the water in your toilet is like this is to prevent POISONOUS gasses from coming from the sewer into your house.
  45. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    Make sure you flush first!
  46. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    Why can`t they at least design one for a sink instead?
  47. Profile photo of zoltrix_the
    zoltrix_the Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    Now I know how the darn water stays in the commode. Always wondered but never bothered to look up.
  48. Profile photo of juniix
    juniix Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    Depends on whose toilet it is...
  49. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    because so many people have random breathing tubes in their bathroom for such occasions XDD
    1: whats that?
    2: oh my breathing tube incase of a fire, all i have to do is shove it in the toilet.
    1: 0.o
  50. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    Hmm interesting.
  51. Profile photo of bhamels
    bhamels Male 30-39
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    July 21, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    That is a really bad can inhale sewer gas kids...
  52. Profile photo of J_Action
    J_Action Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    depends on what recently went in that toilet
  53. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    Instead of sitting there trying to figure out how to breathe from a f*cking toilet, how about trying to get out?
    You know, windows and doors and the like.
  54. Profile photo of MentalJargon
    MentalJargon Male 18-29
    37 posts
    July 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    Erm, stick the tube out of the window??
  55. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm
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    ferrari91169 Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    Seems like that should be a last if you`re stuck in the bathroom and there`s no windows in there...but...seriously...

    First off, who`s going to have a tube like that sticking around somewhere...and unless, like I stated previously, you are trapped in a windowless bathroom, why would you sit there like a dumbass instead of finding a way out or at least trying to shout to people so they know where you are.

    Interesting use of a toilet, needless to say, but seems pretty pointless in that situation...
  57. Profile photo of Necrovampyr
    Necrovampyr Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    i don`t think anyone would actually do this during a fire
  58. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    using the pipe from the bathtub drain or sink is more effective and less deadly.
  59. Profile photo of rakoonhat
    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 12:14 am
    really? cause my bathtub drain is full of hair and barf from numerous nights when the toilet just wasnt close enough
  60. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 1:05 am
    This is actually a patent for the `Toilet Snorkel`
    patent number: 4,320,756
  61. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 1:24 am
    yeah...i would probably break out a window first....that`s just stupid....
  62. Profile photo of 66stang
    66stang Male 18-29
    225 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:28 am
    the tub and sink drains are still connected to the toilet drain, you`re going to be breathing in some of the most disgusting air you can imagine. And as for breaking out a window, the sudden burst of air can cause massive flare ups and in turn kill you.
  63. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:38 am
    It all connects to the main soil stack. You`re breathing in sewer water. Which I think is pretty much going to kill you if you`re breathing it exclusively.
    There is a reason for there being water in the bottom of the toilet...
  64. Profile photo of the_Predator
    the_Predator Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 2:37 am
    This isn`t going to save you, it will give you 5 minutes of time in a situation where there`s no other breathable air around.
  65. Profile photo of HiThereKitty
    HiThereKitty Female 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 3:05 am
    I. Am. Not. Doing. That. EVER. I`d rather burn, frankly.
  66. Profile photo of binarystarr
    binarystarr Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 4:31 am
    Well thats not going to help. 99% of all house fires begin through exploding toilets. Fact.
  67. Profile photo of BayneZaney
    BayneZaney Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 5:47 am
    I can just imagine the designer of this thing going: "holy poo, I`m a friggin genius!!"
  68. Profile photo of BoredFrank
    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 6:36 am
    Damn, so this is NOT how you set up a WiFi network?

  69. Profile photo of malinschen
    malinschen Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 6:51 am
    Oh, no you didn`t!
  70. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:06 am
    Couldn`t you just open the bathroom window?
  71. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:55 am
    You`d die from the methane in the vent pipe. Not to mention the poo taste.
  72. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:20 am
    I do not think so.
  73. Profile photo of Seamaster
    Seamaster Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 10:04 am
    You could also breath through the shower drain, which while still very nasty, isn`t quite as nasty as poo.
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    rapemanDLX Male 18-29
    48 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 am
    I think most people would eat feces if it would save them from imminent death. Breathing through a poo-pipe doesn`t seem like that much a stretch o me. Death seems to permanent to not give at least a try. Hit me with the poo-bong.
  75. Profile photo of mr_c_bowler
    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    that wouldnt work at all. theres a reason toilets have traps and thats because of all the fumes that would come out of there. not too mention the fact that if the house is on fire im pretty sure you would probably get burned alive
  76. Profile photo of DinnerTime
    DinnerTime Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    I would rather just invest in a door.
  77. Profile photo of ChrisRlive
    ChrisRlive Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    "Hit me with the poo-bong."
    That is the best thing I have ever read in my life.
  78. Profile photo of toughnerd
    toughnerd Male 18-29
    49 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    The reason that is sealed off is because it is acidic, to help break down whatever passes through there. Not a good idea.
  79. Profile photo of mollyscary
    mollyscary Female 13-17
    259 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:01 am
    eat da poo poo
  80. Profile photo of Jackoat135
    Jackoat135 Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2010 at 4:12 am
    Inhale and then exhale methane to not pass out and be blown up in a fire.
  81. Profile photo of Skythe
    Skythe Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2010 at 8:23 am
    Uh.. no thanks I`ll take my chances with the smoke.
  82. Profile photo of SuposedArt
    SuposedArt Female 18-29
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    July 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Where the hell am I supposeto get this tube? And I have the tube the why don`t I just breath from some other that does not taste like crap. Like a shower drain or sink drain.
  83. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    July 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    Yes, quite.
    OK, while that guy finds a siphon to put in his restroom, I`ve small oxygen tanks for $300 and sledge hammers for $20, in case you are cheap or would rather just bust your way out the house...
  84. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 9:40 am
    "Do this if you`re trapped in a house on fire"...

    umm... no thank you, i`d rather try and ESCAPE the house on fire.
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm

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